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Thinking about building a pond?
Ponds are useful for recreation, livestock watering, fire protection, wildlife habitat and for just sitting and enjoying the scenery.
Finding the correct site for a pond requires knowing about the soils in the area and the watershed that will contribute runoff to the pond.
Let the technicians at Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District help you find the right place and the right soils to build the pond.
The Ontario County SWCD Fish Stocking Program can help you establish the pond as a favorite family fishing spot.
The Dry Hydrant program can help you increase the safety of your farmstead or rural home. Enabling use of the pond as a fire protection water source may decrease your home fire insurance costs.
Proper maintenence is vital if the pond is to serve its purposes well for many years. Connect to Ontario County's Pond Siting and Maintenance Handbook below for more information.
Ontario County's Pond Siting and Maintenance Handbook
(PDF - 910.5 KB)
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Printed On January 22, 2019